(Original post by EmbracedBySin)
ive only had about 6hr of lessons so far...
just been reading up on theory and what i should know, got a few books - theyre quite sneaky
like its raining and the driver ahead is braking, what should i do, hazzard lights or dipped headlights?
...it was the latter apparently
basic start, stop turning and 3rd gear
my first turn from a main road - i forgot to turn the steering wheel
You might be getting confused with braking suddenly on the motorway/dual carriageway, where you should briefly use hazard warning lights as slowing that quickly at such speed is a hazard, but in normal rain it's dipped headlights. But yea they are really sneaky with some of the wording, one that nearly caught me out on the test was the wording of right/left, can't remember the other one, but the way the question was put made me laugh. I'll remember it if I see it on the mock thing again!
That is what I have, it includes an electronic copy of the highway code which is linked into the questions, so if you don’t understand something it will take you to the highway code where you will see the full rule, plus when it says correct/incorrect if you click “why?” it gives you the reason for it. The hazard software is far too nice when it comes to disqualifying you for clicking, that’s why I thought I was allowed to click so much in the proper test!
lol, it all seems a bit strange at first, you'll get used to it in the end! I can't believe I'm using the gears by myself knowing when to go to 4th etc, at first when people said I would get used to it I thought they were mad!
I did reverse around corner in my lesson today and turned the wheel the wrong way haha! Don't know what I was playing at, I have done lots and apart from that one they were all good/passable with a few perfect ones!
Got to practice basically emergency stop today too, coming round a corner at around 60 and a maintenance type van was parked up cutting the hedge with a team of workmen doing something else (why couldn't they have used the big grass verge!!!) taking up my side of the road, was looking to go round it but then an oncoming car came round the other corner so he would have got there before me, instructor went for the brakes but I beat him to it so he said well done for stopping then, a lot of people my age would have tried to get through lol. Can’t believe I stopped in such a short amount of time though, was certainly different to the one I practiced the other week at 20 lol!